Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Overboard - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Early morning, while rolling rather sideways,
remaining for a minute on your side,
I turn my back on starched, but lonely satin.
It was to be OUR cruise to Vanuatu.

I wander over, past the frantic pool,
and briefly merge into slow shuffleboard.
And then I dropp the bag of my identity
into the stormy waters of my distant past.

May it remain there, I do have no use
for narcissist shenanigans of one bewildered soul.
But here's to finely chiselled staghorns on my shell,
so free to seek and be devoured by any mantis.
Embracing hornytoads of anarchy and carnal wit.

To surf that channel does require no restrictions.


Comments about Overboard by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (2/1/2005 10:51:00 AM)


    it's interesting and I liked it. but it really doesn't move me.
    Not the way your poetry usually does.
    Anyway, I think it's very good, just not up to your usual greatness.
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  • (2/1/2005 6:22:00 AM)


    You really were on a roll yesterday. All four poems that you posted were excellent (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2005 1:48:00 AM)


    Excellent herbert a short power piece, i loved it

    Warm regards allan
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  • (2/1/2005 1:31:00 AM)


    One of your best. These three posts were each better than the last. I loved it. keep going. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 1, 2005



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